Turkish PM for serious efforts to promote commercial ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu has said that serious  efforts are needed to  further promote economic and commercial relations between Turkey and Pakistan.

The Turkish Prime Minister stressed on the need to focus on trade, investment and connectivity. He said he will soon visit Pakistan to co-chair  next meeting of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said a message received here Friday.

He made these remarks during a meeting with a visiting Pakistani delegation led by Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan at Ankara on late Thursday.

He said that Pak- Turkish relations were deep- rooted in history and are time tested, adding strength of Pakistan was Turkey’s strength.

Khurram Dastgir Khan briefed the Turkish Prime Minister about the steps taken by Pakistan to revitalize economy and particularly about the various projects that the government was initiating in the energy sector.

He also pleaded for Turkish collaboration and investment in Pakistan’s energy sector.

Turkish Premier assured every possible Turkish support for projects to produce electricity including coal-based and hydropower plants.

Source: APP